Fishmarket Venice

Fishmarket Venice

Paintings of Venice – The Fishmarket Just above the Rialto Bridge on the Grand Canal is an area of Venice that is a world within a world. The Fishmarket bustles away with activity in it’s splendid building, still a hub of traditional commerce facing the grand...
Venice Lagoon

Venice Lagoon

Venice Lagoon – an original watercolour painting...
Campo di SS Giovanni e Paolo

Campo di SS Giovanni e Paolo

Paintings of Venice – Campo di SS Giovanni e Paolo This very grand view has been painted by Canaletto, who took some liberties with the truth, as have I. But artistic license is a part of interpretation, and I love this square as it is one of Venice’s ‘stage...
Vegetable Barge, Venice

Vegetable Barge, Venice

Paintings of Venice – The Vegetable Barge On all my visits to Venice over the years this barge has always been there selling fruit and vegetables. It’s a colourful sight with it’s ‘sail’ providing shade through the day. The bridge next to it is called the Ponte...
S. Maria della Salute

S. Maria della Salute

Paintings of Venice – Santa Maria della Salute The church of Santa Maria della Salute rises at the end of the Grand Canal, the colour of her ivory domes changing with the light during the day. Brilliant in the morning sun, they soften and warm as the afternoon...
Campo San Barnaba Venice

Campo San Barnaba Venice

Paintings of Venice – Campo San Barnaba This square is one of my favourite haunts in Venice. I have painted it at that time of day in the summer when everything moves slowly and even the gondoliers sit about like cats in the sunshine. Time to sit in the shade of...
Rio dei Mendicanti, Venice

Rio dei Mendicanti, Venice

This is a canal view that is typical of Venice and at first glance could be anywhere. But it is at one corner of the campo (or square) of S.Giovanni and Paulo, an impressive set piece of theatre with a large equestrian statue and lots of cafe tables. I like this...